Association of American Colleges and Universities
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The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) is a national association headquartered in Washington, D.C. It focuses on improving undergraduate education and advancing liberal education as the preferred philosophy of education for all students. AAC&U was founded in 1915 by college presidents. Its membership includes 1,150 public and private colleges and universities of varying sizes.
The mission statement of the Association of American Colleges and Universities is to make the aims of liberal learning a vigorous and constant influence on institutional purpose and educational practice in higher education.
AAC&U publishes several academic journals, including Liberal Education, Peer Review, On Campus with Women, and Diversity and Democracy. AAC&U also sponsors meetings and institutes for campus teams and publishes reports and monographs. Its most recent publication is College Learning for the New Global Century.